NANTA President, Akporiaye, Wins Prestigious Award

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The President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), Mrs. Susan Akporiaye, has been bestowed with Nigeria Media Platinum Merit award for her “leadership and resilience in keeping the Nigerian travel trade business together despite the impact of covid-19 pandemic on global travel and tourism.”

In a citation by the Board of the prestigious media award institution, Akporiaye was hailed for holding forth and steering the association and the entire travel trade out the woods of depression and hopelessness at height of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, which shook the global travel industry.

Flanked by Mr Yinka Folami, Lagos zone Vice President of the association and the executive secretary, Sylvester Olobor at the award podium, Akporiaye in brief acceptance speech said “Yes, its tough doing business because of the impact of COVID-19, Yes, we have security challenges but tell me where in the world is too safe and without challenges? As Nigerians, we must hold forth at our various corners and speak well of our country”, she counseled.

She disclosed that NANTA welcomes and is grateful for the years of relationships with the Nigerian media which has helped the association and its members to reach out to the various publics which has created needed enabling environment for the travel trade and tourism business to thrive, and contributing positively to socio-economic development of the country.

” We respect the Nigerian media for its dogged partnership with NANTA and it didn’t start with me and will not end with me, so this award means so much to me and our association. We shall do more for our country and people and will not disappoint you all,” she said.

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